Cruise ship employee arrested in San Diego for child porn

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The FBI says it's arrested a cruise ship employee in San Diego after 700 child pornography images were found on his apparently abandoned computer.

Thirty-one-year-old Amado Hernandez is charged with federal child porn crimes. The former Chico resident was arrested Sunday after his ship docked. A federal complaint says his Facebook page indicated the ship had planned to leave California the next day.

It wasn't immediately clear Tuesday whether Hernandez had a lawyer.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says the FBI in Sacramento began investigating last summer after still and video images of child porn were found by a man who repaired a computer he got at a Chico estate sale. The FBI claims the images involved 44 different children and an investigation linked Hernandez to the computer.

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